What Is The Side By Side Testicle Implant Technique?
Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the side by side custom testicle implant? It is hidden when cold and hangs down when it is warm. So I am not sure if you are thinking one or two silicone prosthetics .. wouldn’t it be weird to have 4 balls to touch .. 🤔 I probably did not understand.
A: The side by side technique is where the much larger testicle implant displaces the smaller natural testicles up and out of the way. In most patients because of their naturally small testicles they are not usually felt. This approach avoids the 10% to 20% risk of testicle displacement out of the wraparound or clamshell style testicle implant.
All testicle implants are ultimately just going to hang regardless of the temperature. Natural testicles contract because of the muscles in the attached cord. Testicle implants have no attached muscular cord.
Dr. Barry Eppley